CORPFIN 6001 - Self-Managed Super Distribution & Estate Planning
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2017
General Course Information
Course Code CORPFIN 6001 Course Self-Managed Super Distribution & Estate Planning Coordinating Unit Business School Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact 2 x two day intensives scheduled on Fridays and Saturdays Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Assumed Knowledge CORPFIN 7005 Course Description This course will focus on SMSF's and examine estate planning, investment strategies, alternative investments, divorce settlement issues, strategic opportunities and taxation. The course will also cover the pension establishment process and will examine issues such as the use of reserves in the pension environment, the segregation of pension assets, preservation rules, the payment of benefits to members and beneficiaries, the process of asset valuation, court orders and settlement alternatives for Family Law purposes and the process to follow when winding-up a SMSF.
Course Coordinator: Mrs Tania Turner
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Undertake the appropriate steps and execute the operations of an SMSF throughout various life cycles
- Analyse and interpret how specific SMSF trustees behaviour affects the SMSF fund investment strategy
- Provide specialised technical advice and solutions to SMSF trustees and related parties
- Demonstrate effective communication skills to convey complex technical advice to different audiences
- Integrate SMSF technical regulations and legislation with trustees objectives and motivations to evaluate, plan and implement various aspects of SMSF advice
- Adhere to legislative and regulatory requirements when carrying out SMSF advice
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1-6 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
2, 3 & 5 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
3 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
5 & 6 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
3 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesCCH Australian Superannuation Legislation - latest edition
CCH Australia Master Superannuation Guide - latest edition
Recommended ResourcesCCH Master Tax Guide
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesDue to the intensive nature of this course it is a requirement that participants attend 100% of the scheduled seminars. Consideration will be given to medical and compassionate reasons for non attendance but supporting documentation will need to be presented with these requests. If 100% attendance is not met participants will be ineligible to sit for the exam. Participants in the course are generally from a working background therefore work commitments do not exempt students from this attendance requirement.
As with all intensive executive style program students are expected to contribute to all discussions and be positively interactive. There is a strong assumption that students will engage in seminar discussions in an informed way.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Students are required to complete 1 assignment for this course as well as set aside time for study for the exam.
The University expects full-time students (ie those taking 12 units per semester) to devote a total of 48 hours per week to their studies. This means you are expected to commit approximately 12 hours for a three-unit course of private study outside your regular classes.
Learning Activities SummaryDay 1 will cover:
Sole Purpose test - determination of benefit entitlements
Commencing a pension - steps to be taken
Personal Taxation issues
New pension definitions
Day 2 will cover:
Review of taxation of SMSFs
Specific tax issues relating to pensions
Segregated vs unsegregated
Use of reserves in pension environment
Continuing pension liability problems
Investment Strategy concerns
Rules around the use of derivatives
Day 3 will cover:
Dealing with Superannuation assets in the context of the Family Court decision
Binding Financial Agreements
NSW Succession Act
Superannuation as a notional estate asset
Day 4 will cover:
Winding up a SMSF
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment SummaryTo gain a pass for this course, a mark of at least 50% (complete) must be obtained on the examination as well as a total of at least 50% overall. Students not achieveing the minimum exam mark will be awarded no more than 49.
Assessment Task Weighting Learning Outcome Assignment 50% 1-3 Exam 50% All Total 100%
Assessment Related RequirementsStudents must complete ALL assessment components for this course
Assessment DetailAssessment for this course consists of 1 individual assignment and a 3 hour open book exam.
The assignment is due at the mid point of your course and requires students to answer a series of short answer essay style questions.
There is no word limit for this assignment.
Students will be required to support their answers with reference to relevant regulations and legislation and should use referencing techniques to demonstrate this in their submission.
SubmissionPresentation of Assignments
• Retain a copy of all assignments submitted.
• All assignments must be submitted via email to the lecturer and must include a signed an dated Assignment Cover sheet.
Assignments, not complying with the University’s policy on plagiarism, will be forwarded to Academic Integrity for investigation.
Assignment Guidelines including Referencing Details
The Postgraduate Programs: Communication Skills Guide will assist you structure your assignments. A copy of the guide can be downloaded from https://www.adelaide.edu.au/professions/hub/downloads/Communications-Skills-Guide.pdf
This publication also provides guidelines on a range of other important communication skills including writing essays and management reports, making oral presentations etc. In preparing any written piece of assessment for your postgraduate studies it is important to draw on the relevant ‘literature’ to support critical analysis. Also essential is to reference the literature used. Correct referencing is important because it identifies the source of the ideas and arguments that you present, and sometimes the source of the actual words you use, and helps to avoid the problem of plagiarism. (Further information on plagiarism is provided later in this course outline.)
The Harvard system is the preferred style of referencing for this course. Guidelines for the use of this style of referencing can be found in the Communication Skills Guide. Further assistance with referencing is available from the Faculty’s Learning Support Advisors.
Late Assignment submission
Students are expected to submit their work by the due date to main a fair and equitable system. Extensions will generally only be given for medical or other serious reasons. All requests for extensions must be emailed to the lecturer in charge of the course before the due date. Each request will be assessed on its merits. A late assignment (without prior approval) will be penalised 5% mark reduction for each day that it is late.
Return of Assignments
Every attempt is made to provide feedback on the mid-semester assignment to students within two (2) weeks of the due date.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
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